CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/79
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her parents, Robert and Maggie Laws
Date18 August 1915
Extent3 sheets
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, Hotel Beau Site, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, France, to her parents, regarding the state of her pen and the use of ink tablets from London rather than liquid ink; her half-yearly accounts; money exchange has been very irregular; foreign mails from Italy always go through Bologna; Dorothy Moir is engaged; Henry John [?] is a doctor at the front and was at Neuve Chapelle; nurses are suffering from bad feet; news of Mrs. John's children and their war work - Margaret has been apparently a nursing orderly and is at Dunkirk, Annie is working at the Y.M.C.A. in France; Dorothy Moir likely met Duncan Macgregor at Cambridge for she has just finished her training at Girton; he is in the Camerons stationed at Tain; Amelia thought he was rude and Mrs. Fleming called him a boor; his mother is lackadaisical and could not even nurse her husband when he was ill in Rome; he is minister of St. Andrew's, Edinburgh, and is sharply sarcastic; Dorothy's father is of the African Lakes Company, Glasgow; a military rank counts for more than degrees or ordination just now, and even clergy are marrying in khaki; closing this letter because of heavy paper. Apparently enclosed with this letter is a copy of a notice headed 'Clearing Station and Ambulances for Italy', copied from the Scotsman, 14th. August [1915], regarding a medical unit to be sent to Italy under the charge of Mr. George Trevelyan, with much support from the great and good.
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